Fury is Born, A Cocktail Inspired by Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga

Rev your engines and prime your taste buds for the Fury is Born, a cocktail thrill ride inspired by the new Mad Max prequel, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga. This post-apocalyptic libation is just as fierce and fiery as Furiosa herself, bursting with unique flavors and a smoky finish that will leave you wanting more. We’re talking a base of macadamia and wattleseed-infused gin layered with bold coffee notes, a hint of cola sweetness, a homemade wattleseed tincture, and a touch of cynar. So, grab your shaker and get ready to conquer your next cocktail hour, Mad Max style!

What is Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga About?

Premiering on May 24, Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga is the latest high-octane entry in the dystopian world of Mad Max. This prequel to the critically-acclaimed Mad Max: Fury Road delves into the origins of Imperator Furiosa, the enigmatic warrior played by Charlize Theron in the previous film. Anya Taylor-Joy takes the reins this time, portraying a younger Furiosa as she’s ripped from her home and thrust into the dangers of the Wasteland. Director George Miller crafts a story of survival and resilience, following Furiosa as she navigates brutal warlords like Dementus (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Immortan Joe (played by Tom Burke), all while searching for a way back home.

Fury is Born, A Cocktail Inspired by Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga Recipe

Fury is Born Ingredients

  • 1 ½ oz macadamia & wattleseed infused gin (recipe below)
  • ¾ oz Pop & Bottle Organic Vanilla Super Concentrate Coffee
  • ¼ – ½ oz cola simple syrup (recipe below)
  • 5 drops cynar
  • 4 drops wattleseed tincture (recipe below)
  • Small pinch pink himalayan salt
  • Smoked coffee beans
  • Pecan wood chips
  • Apple wood chips

Cocktail Preparation Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients (minus smoked coffee beans and wood chips) into a mixing glass. Stir to combine. 
  2. Smoke a Coupe glass with coffee beans, pecan wood chips, and apple wood chips. 
  3. Add ice to the mixing glass and stir again. 
  4. Strain pour into the smoked glass. 
  5. Smoke the cocktail again.

Macadamia & Wattleseed Infused Gin Recipe

Macadamia & Wattleseed Infused Gin Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups Bombay London Dry Gin
  • 2 organic madagascar vanilla bean pods
  • 1 tbsp ground, roasted wattleseed
  • 4 tbsp unsalted, roasted macadamia nuts, crushed

Infused Gin Preparation Instructions

  1. Add into an empty 750ml glass bottle, crushed macadamia nuts, vanilla bean pods that have been split open, scrape the beans into the bottle, and the ground roasted wattleseed. 
  2. Cork the bottle and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 week to infuse. 

Cola Simple Syrup Recipe

Cola Simple Syrup Ingredients

  • ¾ cup cola soda
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed

Simple Syrup Preparation Instructions

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the cola and sugar to a boil, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. 
  2. Reduce heat so liquid simmers slowly and mixture reduces by half.
  3. Remove from heat. Allow the syrup to come to room temperature. Then pour into a container. 
  4. Refrigerate. This Cola Simple Syrup will last up to 2 weeks as is in the refrigerator. 

Wattleseed Tincture Recipe

Wattleseed Tincture Ingredients

Tincture Preparation Instructions

  1. In a small glass jar, combine the alcohol with the wattleseed, cover with the lid and give it a gentle shake. 
  2. Leave in a cool, dark place for approximately 3 to 5 days, gently shaking the jar daily. 
  3. Once the flavor is at the strength you desire, then strain, using a fine mesh strainer lined with a cheesecloth. 
  4. Transfer the tincture to a glass bottle with a dropper. Label and date the bottle and keep in a cool, dark place until ready to use.

What is Wattleseed?

This unique Australian ingredient comes from the acacia tree, specifically the seed pods. The wattleseed itself has a complex flavor profile, often described as nutty, chocolatey, and with a hint of coffee. This makes it a fascinating addition to cocktails, especially those with coffee liqueurs or other chocolate notes. Wattleseed can be incorporated in various ways. Use it as a syrup for a subtle hint of flavor, ground up on the rim of a glass for a more pronounced nutty kick, or infused into gin and tinctures like we use in this recipe. 

Wrap Up

Indulge in the high-energy of Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga with our Fury is Born cocktail. It’s a smokey, chocolate-coffee adventure featuring the unique addition of wattleseed that’ll transport you into the dry, crazy wastelands of Mad Max.

Recipe by Sarah Cascone / Story by Kylie Thomas / Photography by Dave Bryce

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